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January 21, 2020, 2:15 PM

Candace Cameron Bure opens up about going from a full house to an empty nest

The actress talks about how she and her husband have been coping with her kids out of the house and her new children's book series.
January 21, 2020, 2:15 PM
Candace Cameron Bure opens up about going from a full house to an empty nest
January 20, 2020, 2:03 PM

Screen time may not be so bad for teens

New research says that spending a lot of time on phones may not be as bad for teens’ mental health as previously thought, but parents should address how kids use that time.
January 20, 2020, 2:03 PM
Screen time may not be so bad for teens
January 17, 2020, 6:21 PM

Baby laughs hysterically at dad’s boxing moves

Sando Reapa Louis’ 6-month-old daughter Jamila can't stop cracking up while he practices his punches.
January 17, 2020, 6:21 PM
Baby laughs hysterically at dad’s boxing moves
January 16, 2020, 6:34 PM

'Jersey Shore' star reveals 1-year-old son's foot condition while shutting down mom shamers

Deena Cortese, a star from MTV's "Jersey Shore," is clapping back at mommy shamers who apparently criticized her for not putting shoes on her 1-year-old.
January 16, 2020, 6:34 PM
'Jersey Shore' star reveals son's foot condition while shutting down mom shamers
January 16, 2020, 9:38 AM

What women should know about their reproductive system as they age

Dr. Jennifer Ashton breaks down what women need to know about how aging affects their reproductive system.
January 16, 2020, 9:38 AM
What women should know about their reproductive system as they age
January 15, 2020, 1:52 PM

Alicia Silverstone opens up about her unique parenting style

The actress tells her 8-year-old son “no thank you,” as a form of “reprimanding.”
January 15, 2020, 1:52 PM
Alicia Silverstone opens up about her unique parenting style
January 15, 2020, 12:45 PM

Mom's viral reaction to daughter's accident sparks debate on punishing kids

A mother's viral Facebook post is igniting conversations surrounding parenting styles, and how to approach your child when they've done something wrong.
January 15, 2020, 12:45 PM
Mom's viral reaction to daughter's accident sparks debate on punishing kids
January 13, 2020, 8:43 PM

Former Navy Seal Jocko Willnick's parenting and leadership tips

The best-selling author shares secrets to success from his book "Leadership Strategy and Tactics."
January 13, 2020, 8:43 PM
Former Navy Seal Jocko Willnick's parenting and leadership tips
January 9, 2020, 2:15 PM

Divorced couple shares their guide to co-parenting

Many divorces are contentious, but Nikki DeBartolo and Benjamin Heldfond, the authors of “Our Happy Divorce,” say it doesn’t have to be that way.
January 9, 2020, 2:15 PM
Divorced couple shares their guide to co-parenting
January 8, 2020, 12:39 PM

Mom hits 'twin lottery' with two sets of twins in one year

Two sets of twin boys both arrived to one mom in 2019.
January 8, 2020, 12:39 PM
Mom hits 'twin lottery' with two sets of twins in one year
January 7, 2020, 3:59 PM

New book helps parents become present with their kids

“The Power of Showing Up” by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson focuses on parenting and helps improve relationships with kids.
January 7, 2020, 3:59 PM
New book helps parents become present with their kids
January 7, 2020, 3:10 AM

Giving birth can come with staggering out-of-pocket costs

Between 2008 and 2015, average out-of-pocket spending for childbirth and maternity care among women with employer health insurance rose from $3,069 to $4,569.
January 7, 2020, 3:10 AM
Giving birth can come with staggering out-of-pocket costs
January 6, 2020, 9:15 PM

New mom says everyone needs friends ‘who show the hell up’ in viral post

An Oklahoma mom penned a viral post about her friend who came to help her in the early days of motherhood.
January 6, 2020, 9:15 PM
New mom says everyone needs friends ‘who show the hell up’ in viral post
January 6, 2020, 8:04 PM

How much does it cost to have a baby?

Average out-of-pocket spending for childbirth and maternity care among women with employer health insurance jumped sharply between 2008 and 2015, from $3,069 to $4,569.
January 6, 2020, 8:04 PM
How much does it cost to have a baby?
January 6, 2020, 7:22 PM

Single mom combined 3 clever budgeting steps to eliminate $77K debt. Here are her tips

Kumiko Love wasn't always good with money. But as the 33-year-old mother embarked on a career as a credentialed financial counselor, she learned valuable information.
January 6, 2020, 7:22 PM
Single mom's viral budgeting method eliminated her $77K debt. Here are her tips
January 6, 2020, 2:14 PM

'Supernanny' Jo Frost helps viewers makeover their parenting styles

It's been eight years since Frost helped families navigate parenting as "Supernanny," but she's back tackling issues for families such as postpartum depression.
January 6, 2020, 2:14 PM
'Supernanny' Jo Frost helps viewers makeover their parenting styles
January 3, 2020, 12:55 PM

Momtroversy: Kids with no bedtimes

One mom lets her kids decide bedtime. Here's what an expert says.
January 3, 2020, 12:55 PM
Momtroversy: Kids with no bedtimes
December 30, 2019, 6:08 PM

Top baby names of the decade

Popular baby naming site Nameberry did a roundup of the top 10 baby names for boys and girls born between 2010 and 2018.
December 30, 2019, 6:08 PM
Top baby names of the decade
1 month ago

Viral 'be kind to me' post from a kid's point of view is a good reminder for parents everywhere

Esther Sowerby, who has worked with children for 20 years in many roles, wrote a post from a child's point of view about how holiday stress can affect children.
1 month ago
Viral 'be kind to me' post from a kid's point of view is a good reminder for parents
1 month ago
The 4-gift rule and other parenting hacks for gift giving to the kids
1 month ago

Why I decided to be a 'single mother by choice'

Deirdre Deiner gave birth to her daughter Kelce Alyssa when she was in her 40s thanks to IVF. Here, she explains her decision to wait and why she chose to parent alone.
1 month ago
Why I decided to be a 'single mother by choice'
1 month ago

Hospital welcomes 12 sets of twins at once setting possible record

There are 12 sets of twins being cared for at the same time at Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.
1 month ago
Hospital welcomes 12 sets of twins at once setting possible record
1 month ago

21-year-old opens up about raising 5 siblings after parents' death: 'I became their adult'

Samantha Rodriguez, joined by her five younger siblings, opens up on "The View" about the difficulties of taking on the role of mom and dad after her parents' passing.
1 month ago
21-year-old on raising 5 siblings after parents' death
1 month ago

Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says

New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function
1 month ago
Brain differences may be tied to obesity, study says
1 month ago

'Weaning parties' could be the next big thing in parenting

They've debuted on the small screen, but will they catch on?
1 month ago
'Weaning parties' could be the next big thing in parenting
1 month ago

Parents magazine highlights the best gear for a baby's 1st year

The breakdown includes the best new strollers, carriers and cribs to get keep babies safe.
1 month ago
Parents magazine highlights the best gear for a baby's 1st year
1 month ago

Kindergartner invites entire class to his adoption hearing in Michigan

Kindergartner invites entire class to his adoption hearing.
1 month ago
Kindergartner brings entire class with him to get adopted
2 months ago

Momtroversy: How many Christmas presents should you give your kids?

It's a common question this time of year: how many presents is the "right" amount to give your kids?
2 months ago
Momtroversy: How many Christmas presents should you give your kids?
2 months ago

Mom of two says she suffered from 'motherhood imposter syndrome'

In a New York Times Parenting piece, Casey Wilson, a mother of two, opened up about something she calls "motherhood imposter syndrome."
2 months ago
'SNL' alum says she suffered from 'motherhood imposter syndrome'
2 months ago

Could you suffer from 'motherhood imposter syndrome'?

Actress and comedian Casey Wilson coined the phrase in a recent New York Times article, which brings attention to the issue of moms feeling like they don't measure up.
2 months ago
Could you suffer from 'motherhood imposter syndrome'?
2 months ago

‘Oversharenting’: Grandparents, parents squabble over social media

The popular social media app has become a place for many moms looking for community.
2 months ago
‘Oversharenting’: Grandparents, parents squabble over social media
2 months ago

3 baby feeding tips from baby expert duo on Instagram

Judy Delaware and Megan McNamee work together on "Feeding Littles" to help parents feed their babies.
2 months ago
Baby expert duo shares 3 tips to make meal time a breeze
2 months ago

Parents struggle to recognize depression in teens

A new poll found 40% of parents say they struggle to tell the difference between normal mood swings and signs of depression in their children.
2 months ago
Parents struggle to recognize depression in teens
2 months ago

Baby experts share tips on how to successfully feed fussy eaters

Megan McNamee and Judy Delaware help struggling parents get their babies with their Instagram account, Feeding Littles.
2 months ago
Baby experts share tips on how to successfully feed fussy eaters
2 months ago

3 tips from baby whisperer Cara Dumaplin to help newborns fall asleep

Cara Dumaplin helps newborn parents reclaim their sleep with her program, "Taking Cara Babies."
2 months ago
Baby whisperer swears by these 3 tips to help newborns fall asleep
2 months ago

7 teachers pose with their 8 babies after being pregnant at the same time

Seven of 15 classroom teachers at a Kansas elementary school were pregnant at the same time.
2 months ago
7 teachers pose with their 8 babies after being pregnant at the same time
2 months ago

Baby whisperer shares 3 tips parents need to help newborns sleep

Baby sleep expert Cara Dumaplin started "Taking Cara Babies" and has become a hit on Instagram with her program to help parents get their newborns to fall asleep.
2 months ago
Baby whisperer shares 3 tips parents need to help newborns sleep
2 months ago

New study says infants and toddlers are consuming too much added sugar

But the amount they are consuming has decreased over the past decade. Dr. Jennifer Ashton breaks it down and tells parents what foods to give their children.
2 months ago
New study says infants and toddlers are consuming too much added sugar
2 months ago

Twin sisters give birth on same day

Lauren Kozelichki and Lisa Boyce said they're happy their kids share a birthday too.
2 months ago
Twin sisters give birth on same day
2 months ago

A magical thing happened when this mom pulled the plug on screen time

Molly DeFrank pulled the plug on screen time.
2 months ago
A magical thing happened when this mom pulled the plug on screen time
2 months ago

Momtroversy: These moms give their kids unlimited screen time

Some parents don't think limiting screen time is the right parenting approach for them.
2 months ago
Momtroversy: These moms give their kids unlimited screen time
2 months ago

Woman unexpectedly delivers her own grandchild -- for 2nd time

April McMasters, lovingly known to her three grandkids as "Mum," assisted in the birth of her grandkids.
2 months ago
Woman unexpectedly delivers her own grandchild --  for 2nd time
2 months ago

These 20 names are predicted to be the top baby names of 2020

Nameberry has released the predictions for the top 20 baby names of 2020.
2 months ago
These 20 names are predicted to be the top baby names of 2020
2 months ago

Nanny Connie's top parenting tips

Help is on the way for these audience members.
2 months ago
Nanny Connie's top parenting tips
2 months ago

You are not alone: Women struggling with infertility find 'sisterhood' of support on Instagram

Instagram is creating a community connecting women around infertility.
2 months ago
You are not alone: Women struggling with infertility find 'sisterhood' online
3 months ago

Screen time and kids: New findings parents need to know

New research finds screen use can affect cognitive and language development and more in child development.
3 months ago
New findings parents need to know about screen time and kids
3 months ago

Screen time and kids: New findings parents need to know

A new study says kids aged 3-5 who had more than an hour of screen time per day without parental involvement had changes to their brains. Dr. Jennifer Ashton.
3 months ago
Screen time and kids: New findings parents need to know
3 months ago

This mom breast pumped during the 2019 New York City Marathon

Molly Waitz did something not many other runners did during the 26.2 miles.
3 months ago
This mom breast pumped during the New York City Marathon
3 months ago

Here's the story behind the viral illustration every mom is sharing

An artist's illustration of a mom's unseen work went viral.
3 months ago
Here's the story behind the viral illustration every mom is sharing
3 months ago

Parents should not use inclined sleepers, federal agency warns, citing 73 infant deaths since 2005

Federal authorities urged parents not to use inclined sleepers, saying they don't provide a "safe sleep environment."
3 months ago
Federal agency advises parents not to use inclined sleepers, citing 73 infant deaths